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-road. way off-road. this is a boston duck. it's a truck that's not afraid to get wet. >> this is, i believe, our 12th season on the boston duck tours. >> we took a special ride on the boston duck tour. it's a way to see the city from land and water in the same vehicle. the ducks were around long before this tour began. they go all the way back to world war ii. and what is a boston duck? >> a boston duck is basically a world war ii amphibious landing craft that has been converted into a touring vehicle. so we take people around the city of boston on land and then also into the charles river. these vehicles were used for a lot of different things during world war ii. and mainly they were used as a supply vehicle because they could take supplies from ships onto the mainland. >> the amphibious trucks became known as "dukws." originally designed by general motors, the duck was 31 feet long and 8 feet wide. that's over three times the size of your average s.u.v. it weighed 6½ tons, even though it had no armor. it traveled 50 miles per hour on land and 6 miles per hour in water. it's a challenge
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